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post #11 of 19
Hm, the write speeds are very good. Read speeds could be better still. Do you have write back cache enabled for your drive in Device Manager? Go to Device Manager, right click your SSD drive "Disk Drives" and choose "Properties" and then in the "Policies" tab tick "Enable write caching". Or leave it if it's already ticked. Don't tick Windows buffer flushing.
post #12 of 19
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Hey I just checked, It says it was already ticked.
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post #13 of 19
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You will lose TRIM with any controller other than native Intel one. You will overpay for barely noticeable difference and just create headache for yourself.
Incorrect. You will also have TRIM support on AMD/Nvidia controllers by using the default Microsoft AHCI drivers.

In this situation however you are correct as the ASUS card uses a different controller all together.
post #14 of 19
I am out of ideas to be honest. It should be faster even on SATA II in terms of read speeds (write is good). Tried my best to help. Maybe someone else knows what else can help or whether PCI card is a viable option for your board. I personally think it would be a waste of money and space.

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Incorrect. You will also have TRIM support on AMD/Nvidia controllers by using the default Microsoft AHCI drivers.

In this situation however you are correct as the ASUS card uses a different controller all together.
Well, yeh. I should've been more clear. I meant particularly his board
post #15 of 19
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Thanks for trying.
i think I will just have to bear it.
Let it be, better than an non ssd i suppose.

Thanks for your help anyways
cheers
post #16 of 19
Hi there, I might have to deal with the same problem soon.

Got an Asus mobo with 790x chipset (so only Sata II). Will order a 120GB sata3 SSD today. Not sure if i'm going with the OZC, Intel or Crucial yet.

Going to combine it with an Asrock Sata 3 PCI-E card wich uses the Marvell 88SE9123 / 88SE9120. I don't have too much faith in that, but since it's only 15 Euro it's worth a shot. Else I'll just have to wait untill I upgrade the rest of my computer early next year to get full speed frown.gif

I'll post my results here soon
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Hi, not sure if anyone is still following this thread, but i promised I'd post my results as soon as I got my SSD. I went for the C300 128GB. Not the fastest drive in the benchmarks, but since I'm running with Sata II anyway.

About the TRIM support with anything other than the Intel or msahci drivers:

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Incorrect. You will also have TRIM support on AMD/Nvidia controllers by using the default Microsoft AHCI drivers.

In this situation however you are correct as the ASUS card uses a different controller all together.
After some digging it appears that the AMD and Marvel 91XX have infact been supporting TRIM for a while now.

Atleast that's what the AMD driver revision history suggests:

1.2.1.263

-Performance optimization
-Boot Optimization
-TRIM implementation

Supported chipsets

SB7xx family
SB8xx family
Hudson-1/2/3 family
SB9xx family
SP5100

I haven't checked the Marvel driver, but that's kind or irrelavent for me.

I don't know why but for some reason a lot of people in recent posts are still claiming AMD/Marvel AHCI has no TRIM support. And by reading that I was under the same impression as well. So unless you know something I don't, you're wrong Just make sure to get amd's latest AHCI drivers.

Anyway, here's my results (Dont think i'll waste money on an expansioncard that supports sata III, since i'm satisfied with current speeds)

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Looks ok. Not the fastest speed for C300 128GB but looks good. And yes, AMD supports TRIM, but Marvell don't.
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Looks ok. Not the fastest speed for C300 128GB but looks good. And yes, AMD supports TRIM, but Marvell don't.
Ye apparently that's just some rumour. No definitive proof anywere that marvell drivers support trim. But i'm glad AMD drivers do atleast, Since my score's were really ****ty with the msahci drivers.

btw, i'm wondering how much the different versions of AS SSD matter when it come's to the scores. Since a lot of ppl seem to have very different scores with similar drive's.
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